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  • Never too late for Firefox 88

    April is upon us, and we have a most timely release for you — Firefox 88. In this release you will find a bunch of nice CSS additions including :user-valid and :user-invalid support and image-set() support, support for regular expression match indices, removal of FTP protocol support for enhanced security, and more! This blog post […]The post Never too late for Firefox 88 appeared first on Mozilla Hacks - the Web developer blog.

  • QUIC and HTTP/3 Support now in Firefox Nightly and Beta

    Support for QUIC and HTTP/3 is now enabled by default in Firefox Nightly and Firefox Beta and we are planning to start a rollout on the release in Firefox Stable Release 88. HTTP/3 will be available by default by the end of May.The post QUIC and HTTP/3 Support now in Firefox Nightly and Beta appeared first on Mozilla Hacks - the Web developer blog.

  • Eliminating Data Races in Firefox – A Technical Report

    We successfully deployed ThreadSanitizer in the Firefox project to eliminate data races in our remaining C/C++ components. In the process, we found several impactful bugs and can safely say that data races are often underestimated in terms of their impact on program correctness. We recommend that all multithreaded C/C++ projects adopt the ThreadSanitizer tool to enhance code quality.The post Eliminating Data Races in Firefox – A Technical Report appeared first on Mozilla Hacks - the Web developer blog.

  • A web testing deep dive: The MDN web testing report

    For the last couple of years, we've run the MDN Web Developer Needs Assessment (DNA) Report, which aims to highlight the key issues faced by developers building web sites and applications. This has proved to be an invaluable source of data for browser vendors and other organizations to prioritize improvements to the web platform. This year we did a deep dive into web testing, and we are delighted to be able to announce the publication of this follow-on work, available at our insights.developer.mozilla.org site along with our other Web DNA publications.The post A web testing deep dive: The MDN web testing report appeared first on Mozilla Hacks - the Web developer blog.

  • MDN localization in March — Tier 1 locales unfrozen, and future plans

    Since we last talked about MDN localization, a lot of progress has been made. In this post we'll talk you through the unfreezing of Tier 1 locales, and the next steps in our plans to stop displaying non-active and unmaintained locales.The post MDN localization in March — Tier 1 locales unfrozen, and future plans appeared first on Mozilla Hacks - the Web developer blog.

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